Reactive Oxygen Species and Oxidative Damage in Plants Under Stress

  • Dharmendra K. Gupta
  • José M. Palma
  • Francisco J. Corpas

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Francisco J. Corpas, Dharmendra K. Gupta, José M. Palma
    Pages 1-22
  3. Ivna Štolfa, Tanja Žuna Pfeiffer, Dubravka Špoljarić, Tihana Teklić, Zdenko Lončarić
    Pages 127-163
  4. Weitao Liu, Xue Zhang, Lichen Liang, Chen Chen, Shuhe Wei, Qixing Zhou
    Pages 191-217
  5. Mariana Reginato, Celeste Varela, Ana M. Cenzano, Virginia Luna
    Pages 247-267
  6. András Künstler, Renáta Bacsó, Yaser Mohamed Hafez, Lóránt Király
    Pages 269-303
  7. J. C. Begara-Morales, B. Sánchez-Calvo, M. Chaki, R. Valderrama, C. Mata-Pérez, M. N. Padilla et al.
    Pages 305-320
  8. Urszula Krasuska, Agnieszka Gniazdowska
    Pages 321-339
  9. Sarma Rajeevkumar, Hema Jagadeesan, Sathishkumar Ramalingam
    Pages 353-370

About this book


This book provides detailed and comprehensive information on oxidative damage caused by stresses in plants with especial reference to the metabolism of reactive oxygen species (ROS).

In plants, as in all aerobic organisms, ROS are common by-products formed by the inevitable leakage of electrons onto O2 from the electron transport activities located in chloroplasts, mitochondria, peroxisomes and in plasma membranes or as a consequence of various metabolic pathways confined in different cellular loci. Environmental stresses such as heat, cold, drought, salinity, heavy-metal toxicity, ozone and ultraviolet radiation as well as pathogens/contagion attack lead to enhanced generation of ROS in plants due to disruption of cellular homeostasis. ROS play a dual role in plants; at low concentrations they act as signaling molecules that facilitate several responses in plant cells, including those promoted by biotic and abiotic agents. In divergence, at high levels they cause damage to cellular constituents triggering oxidative stress. In either case, small antioxidant molecules and enzymes modulate the action of these ambivalent species.


ROS signaling abiotic stress antioxidants nitric oxide redox regulation stress physiology

Editors and affiliations

  • Dharmendra K. Gupta
    • 1
  • José M. Palma
    • 2
  • Francisco J. Corpas
    • 3
  1. 1.Institut Radio. und Strahl. (IRS)Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Uni. HannoverHannoverGermany
  2. 2.CSICEstación Experimental del ZaidínGranadaSpain
  3. 3.CSICEstación Experimental del ZaidínGranadaSpain

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